Cooperation among mobile users (MUs) in a wireless network can be very useful to reduce the total radiated power necessary to insure the delivery of the information with the desired quality of service. A systematic framework for achieving such a gain consists in making the cooperating nodes act as the antennas of a virtual transmit array, operating according to a distributed space-time coding (DSTC) strategy. However, cooperation implies the allocation of dedicated resources, typically power and time slots, for the exchange of data between source and intermediate nodes (relays). It is then necessary to design the system properly to make possible a final net gain, taking into account all resources involved in the communication. In this paper, we consider regenerative relays and we analyze the effect of intermediate decision errors at the relay nodes. We derive the optimal maximum-likelihood (NIL) detector, at the final destination, in case of binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) transmission, and a suboptimal scalar detector, whose bit-error rate (BER) is expressed in (approximate) closed form. Since with DSTC the transmit antennas are not colocated, we show how to allocate the power among source and relay terminals in order to minimize the average BER at the final destination. Finally, we compare alternative cooperation and decoding strategies.

Distributed space-time coding for regenerative relay networks / Scutari, Gesualdo; Barbarossa, Sergio. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 1536-1276. - 4:5(2005), pp. 2387-2399. [10.1109/twc.2005.853883]

Distributed space-time coding for regenerative relay networks

SCUTARI, GESUALDO;BARBAROSSA, Sergio
2005

Abstract

Cooperation among mobile users (MUs) in a wireless network can be very useful to reduce the total radiated power necessary to insure the delivery of the information with the desired quality of service. A systematic framework for achieving such a gain consists in making the cooperating nodes act as the antennas of a virtual transmit array, operating according to a distributed space-time coding (DSTC) strategy. However, cooperation implies the allocation of dedicated resources, typically power and time slots, for the exchange of data between source and intermediate nodes (relays). It is then necessary to design the system properly to make possible a final net gain, taking into account all resources involved in the communication. In this paper, we consider regenerative relays and we analyze the effect of intermediate decision errors at the relay nodes. We derive the optimal maximum-likelihood (NIL) detector, at the final destination, in case of binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) transmission, and a suboptimal scalar detector, whose bit-error rate (BER) is expressed in (approximate) closed form. Since with DSTC the transmit antennas are not colocated, we show how to allocate the power among source and relay terminals in order to minimize the average BER at the final destination. Finally, we compare alternative cooperation and decoding strategies.
File allegati a questo prodotto
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11573/358229
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 142
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 113
social impact